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1. Georgia Safe Dams Act Categories

  • Category I - Improper operation or dam failure could result in probable loss of human life.
  • Category II - Improper operation or dam failure would not be expected to result in probable loss of human life.
  • 2. (NRCS) Natural Resources Conservation Service Classifications

  • Class A - Dams located in rural or agricultural areas where failure may damage farm buildings, agricultural land, or township or country roads.
  • Class B - Significant Hazard. Dams located in predominately rural or agricultural areas where failure may damage isolated homes, main highways or minor railroads, or cause interruption of use of service of relatively important public utilities.
  • Class C - Dams located where failure may cause loss of life, serious damage to homes, industrial and commercial buildings, important public utilities, main highways, or railroads.